Picked this up (volume 1 in an ongoing series) awhile ago, but just got around to reading it this week. The painted artwork by Dustin Nguyen is beautiful. At first it seems a little "sketchy" for a hard sci-fi concept/story, but it fits very well. Lemire's story is set in the far future, when planet-sized mechanical beings called Harvesters appear and attack the planets of the United Galactic Council. Anti-robot sentiment spreads across the galaxy and most robots, whatever their design and function, are destroyed. The story begins years later when a young "boy robot" named Tim-21, a companion robot for a young boy, awakens to find his "family" gone and his world all but destroyed. Tim-21 seems to have some type of connection to the Harvesters, and the race is on to either protect or destroy him, to find out what that connection might be before the Harvesters return. I got more and more involved and intrigued by this story as it went on. There are a lot of interesting concepts here, and Lemire does a good job of creating and presenting this universe to the reader. As an example, Tim-21 has a strange dream involving many of the destroyed robots in some type of afterlife, apparently. But robots don't dream, right? A lot of questions go unanswered and plotlines are set up for further volumes (I believe three volumes have been released thus far). Definitely a series I'd like to read more of.